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Antonio Lauro Works for Guitar, Volume 3

By Antonio Lauro

Guitar (Classical) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Antonio Lauro (1917-1986). Saddle-stitched, Solos. Latin American. Book. 32 pages. Published by Caroni Music (MB.C2003).

Item Number: MB.C2003
ISBN 9782843944109. Latin American. 9.13 x 12.25 inches.

Antonio Lauro is one of the most famous composers to come from Venezuela. He has written many works for orchestra, piano, choir, harpsichord, and guitar. He is most well-known for his guitar works, this being his main instrument. In the early 1980s he gave concerts in London and Paris at the request of John Williams and Paco Pena. The pieces represented in these guitar works are for players at a beginner-intermediate level, and in standard notation only. The Venezuelan waltz differs from the European waltz in its rhythm which may alternate between 3/4 and 6/8 time and in its more syncopated style. Continuing the 19th Century tradition of other composers of Venezuelan waltzes, Lauro named many of his pieces after people or places. "Maria Luisa" is the name of Lauro's wife. "El Nino" is an elaborate waltz in contrapuntal form dedicated to his son. "Natalia" is the name of his daughter. "El Negrito" is a nickname for Lauro's youngest son.

  • Maria Luisa - Valse Venezolano  Performed by Antonio Lauro
  • El Niño - Valse Venezolano  Performed by Antonio Lauro
  • Natalia - Valse Venezolano No. 3  Performed by Antonio Lauro
  • El Negrito - Valse Venezolano  Performed by Antonio Lauro
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  • 5

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  • March 25, 2009 Excellent Series

    I have the same comments for all of the titles in this Lauro series, they are excellent. The presentation is clean and clear, the fingerings are accessable, and the adaptations by Diaz easy to follow. Good value.

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  • February 02, 2009 Mixed bag of great Lauro pieces

    I say "mixed bag" because of the 4 pieces in the book, one is easy but beautiful (El Negrito), one is intermediate (Maria Luisa), and 2 of them are difficult. El Nino (why I bought the book) is difficult. The melody is so beautiful that it begs for the attention...

    of your fingers. The fingers are otherwise occupied with underlying bass notes and moving inner voices. It's an awesome piece but complex to pull off. The book also contains 2 versions of the popular and difficult, "Natalia". Alirio Diaz revised this edition. The paper, binding, legibility...nice quality.

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